During the first period of settlement up to 1900 the buildings were made of wood or turf. By 1875 there were fourteen houses and detailed insurance valuations are still available for eight of them. Both people and livestock lived in the same building. The sections housing people were all log built whilst just three of the livestock sections were, while remaining five were goahti constructions built of turf and wood. However, by the year 1900 allmost all of these were replaced by log constructions. In each of the livestock sections there was an open fireplace with chimney and a cauldron, which were used for cooking the animals’ food. This was a common practice in Northern Norway up until 1950s. In the 1870s two of the houses had a stone baking oven whilst all eight had a cast iron stove.

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